Medication-induced acute angle-closure glaucoma: a case study

By Allister Howie | Volume 5, Issue 1 2015

Acute angle-closure glaucoma, is an uncommon condition. It is an emergency associated with the potential for significant vision loss and unilateral blindness if not diagnosed and treated promptly. This case describes a classic presentation of angle-closure glaucoma, highlighting the potential of certain medications to precipitate acute angle-closure glaucoma in at-risk individuals. Although the incidence is […]  Read More →

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Mobile segment of the hamulus causing dynamic compression of the motor ulnar nerve branch in the hand

By Sheldon Moniz & Tarryn Sohn | Volume 4, Issue 2 2014

This paper is the first to document the mechanism of how a mobile segment of the hook of hamate can dynamically compress the motor branch of the ulnar nerve. Presented is the case of a professional golfer who experienced pain on the ulnar aspect of his right hand that he attributed to weakness and inability […]  Read More →

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Adult Onset Still’s Disease – a diagnostic dilemma

By Suyi Ooi | Volume 4, Issue 2 2014

Introduction ASOD is characterised by fever, an evanescent skin rash, polyarthralgia, hepatosplenomegaly, leucocytosis, liver enzyme elevation and a high serum ferritin level. [1,2,3] It is a difficult diagnosis to make, as there is no pathognomonic test for the disease and it is a great mimicker of other conditions, such as autoimmune disorders and haematological malignancies. […]  Read More →

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Acute viral bronchiolitis in the setting of extensive family history of asthma

By | Volume 4, Issue 2 2014

This case report describes a previously healthy eleven-month old ex-preterm female with a severe presentation of acute viral bronchiolitis with an extensive family history of asthma. The link between viral bronchiolitis and asthma has always been controversial despite extensive research. Several studies have linked respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis to the development of persistent wheezing […]  Read More →

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A case of solid pericardial metastases causing constrictive pericarditis in a patient with non small cell lung cancer

By | Volume 4, Issue 2 2014

Introduction: Cardiac metastases are rarely diagnosed in patients with cancer despite being a common finding at autopsy. We report on a case of pericardial metastases in a patient with non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the setting of coexisting direct tumour invasion into the superior vena cava (SVC) and right atrium. Case: We present […]  Read More →

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Blood culture negative endocarditis – a suggested diagnostic approach

By Sadid Khan | Volume 3, Issue 2 2012

This case report describes a previously healthy male patient with a subacute presentation of severe constitutional symptoms, progressing to acute pulmonary oedema, and a subsequent diagnosis of blood culture negative endocarditis with severe aortic regurgitation. Blood culture negative endocarditis represents an epidemiologically varying subset of endocarditis patients, as well as a unique diagnostic dilemma. The […]  Read More →

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Metastatic melanoma: a series of novel therapeutic approaches

By Jazlyn Read | Volume 3, Issue 2 2012

The following report documents the case of a 63 year old male with metastatic melanoma following a primary cutaneous lesion. Investigation into the molecular basis of melanoma has identified crucial regulators in melanoma cell proliferation and survival, leading to the inception of targeted treatment and a shift toward personalised cancer therapy. Recently, the human monoclonal […]  Read More →

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An unusual case of bowel perforation in a 9 month old infant

By Mathew Jacob & Ollapallil Jacob | Volume 3, Issue 2 2012

In Australia, between 2009 and 2010 almost 290 000 cases of suspected child abuse and neglect were reported to Australian state and territory authorities. Child maltreatment may present insidiously, not allowing signs of the maltreatment to be elicited until after a culmination of events. Ms. LW, a 9-month- old Indigenous female, presented to the Alice […]  Read More →

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Dengue fever in a rural hospital: Issues concerning transmission

By Ross Smith | Volume 3, Issue 2 2012

Introduction: Dengue is either endemic or epidemic in almost every country located in the tropics. Within northern Australia, dengue occurs in epidemics; however, the Aedes aegypti vector is widespread in the area and thus there is a threat that dengue may become endemic in future years. Case presentation: An 18 year old male was admitted […]  Read More →

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Use of olanzapine in the treatment of acute mania: Comparison of monotherapy and combination therapy with sodium valproate

By Hannah Bennett | Volume 3, Issue 1 2012

Introduction: The aim of this article is to review the literature and outline the evidence, if any, for the effectiveness of olanzapine as a monotherapy for acute mania in comparison with the effectiveness of its use as a combined therapy with sodium valproate. Case study: GR, a 55 year old male with no previous psychiatric […]  Read More →

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